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Re: Your "Dumbest" Moment
« Reply #30 on: May 29, 2012, 09:25:06 PM »
A 10 year moment is a long damned time.

mine lasted 14 years.... then 3 years later I did a 4 years stint of stupid .... Stupid is my virtual DEMIGAWD!!!!!!!!!!!!!


thank gawd I now have my SLCG .... equitable financial arrangements, great cooking and wine making and sex without training wheels - its a win all the way round....

so apparently stupid is cureable...or at least it goes into remission.
My doctor wrote me a prescription for daily sex.

My wife insists that it says dyslexia but what does she know.

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Re: Your "Dumbest" Moment
« Reply #31 on: May 30, 2012, 08:25:40 AM »
^Mine goes into remission periodically and rears its ugly head periodically, usually behind the wheel and coupled with it's brother, rage.

I am trying to keep them both under wraps indefinitely.
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Re: Your "Dumbest" Moment
« Reply #32 on: May 30, 2012, 07:58:00 PM »

so apparently stupid is cureable...or at least it goes into remission.

LOL.  I just found my new quote to take me into June! 


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Re: Your "Dumbest" Moment
« Reply #33 on: May 30, 2012, 09:30:42 PM »
My wife was kind enough to help me remember my dumbest moment. Ok, one of my dumbest moments. Ok, my most recent dumbest moment. Wives are really good at that.

I take an embarrassing number of meds a day due to being diabetic and some accompanying conditions. Occasionally my doctor will change a med and I often go through a few days of feeling "off" or drugged as my body adjusts. A few months ago I developed a "frozen shoulder" which hurt like a ....well, very bad thing.... and I was taking regular doses of OTC painkillers as I went through physical therapy to make it better.

Anyway. I came home from Walgreens with a fresh new bottle of Tylenol. First thing in the morning, it was coffee and two Tylenol to get my day started, then a couple at lunch time, then a couple at night. For a solid frackin' week, I complained to my wife how off-kilter I felt, how I felt drugged, how I wondered what was going on with my body now. On top of it all, my shoulder still ached like hell. I went to get two Tylenol when she stopped me. "Is THAT what you've been taking", she asked me? "Well, yeah" I said in my best "befuddled male" voice. She started laughing and couldn't stop, then apologized for laughing at me and started laughing all over again.

Tylenol.....PM. You know, the stuff that helps you sleep. I had been taking 6-8 of them a day for a week and hadn't realized it was the nighttime version. Hell, I didn't know there WAS a nighttime version. Yeah, that's me. Wile E. Coyote, super-genius.
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Re: Your "Dumbest" Moment
« Reply #34 on: May 30, 2012, 10:18:53 PM »
LOL Steelie! I'm glad it didn't have an adverse effect, that stuff is insanity in a bottle.

But not as bad as Tylenol Cold and Sinus. That stuff is like Sodium Pentathol for me - I completely lose my brain to mouth inhibitors. Once, is a state of late-fall cold, I took some of that right before a meeting of my graduate level seminar. It's a wonder they didn't kick me out of grad school right then and there - if I thought it, then I likely said it!
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Re: Your "Dumbest" Moment
« Reply #35 on: May 30, 2012, 10:33:30 PM »
LOL Steelie! I'm glad it didn't have an adverse effect, that stuff is insanity in a bottle.

But not as bad as Tylenol Cold and Sinus. That stuff is like Sodium Pentathol for me - I completely lose my brain to mouth inhibitors. Once, is a state of late-fall cold, I took some of that right before a meeting of my graduate level seminar. It's a wonder they didn't kick me out of grad school right then and there - if I thought it, then I likely said it!

Yeah, brother. I agree about the Tylenol Cold and Sinus. I've discovered that pretty much any OTC med that says it "may" cause drowsiness WILL cause drowsiness with me, while some of the stronger prescription stuff doesn't affect me at all. I had an experience similar to what you are describing during a job interview many moons ago. I had a terrible cold and had taken something OTC that morning, I don't remember what. I gave answers in that interview that were simply absurd! Worse yet, it was almost an out of body experience where I knew what a train wreck I was in but couldn't stop it. I'm surprised I wasn't escorted out of the building  8)

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Re: Your "Dumbest" Moment
« Reply #36 on: May 31, 2012, 06:30:33 AM »
AFA OTC cold/flu meds go, it's the antihistamines that get most people effed up. Look at the ingredients before buying. I actually never get any combo meds at all but buy each separately (usually generic to save $$) so I can control dosages myself. Look for the following:

First-Generation OTC Antihistamines
Brompheniramine (one brand name: Dimetapp Cold and Allergy Elixir)
Chlorpheniramine (one brand name: Chlor-Trimeton)
Dimenhydrinate (one brand name: Dramamine)
Diphenhydramine (two brand names: Benadryl Allergy, Nytol, Sominex) <------This one is the MOAB of all sleepytime OTC meds
Doxylamine (two brand names: Vicks NyQuil, Alka-Seltzer Plus Night-Time Cold Medicine)

Note that these are all older drugs and are often used in combos. Also watch out for Pseudoephedrine (You usually have to sign for it) and phenylephrine (the replacement for Pseudoephedrine since methlabs started using it to make Crank). These can make you shaky and raise your BP. Not good for job interviews either!
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Re: Your "Dumbest" Moment
« Reply #37 on: May 31, 2012, 08:22:57 AM »
How about this one.

In grade school I had a friend Scott who was damn near totally deaf.  He wore hearing aides, but they didn't do jack $hit.  Anyway, I was once having a conversation with him and after I said something, he said, "huh?"  I repeated myself and he replied, "what?"  Giving this deaf moron the benefit of the doubt, I repeated myself, yet again and he replied, "huh?"  In exasperation, I shouted, "What are you deaf?!?!" And right as I said that I felt terrible and wished I could take the words back...thankfully, he replied, "what?"

This time, I cut my losses and said, "never mind...."
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Re: Your "Dumbest" Moment
« Reply #38 on: May 31, 2012, 08:28:24 AM »
Steelie at least you didn't take Midol by mistake...or on purpose. Whatever floats your boat.
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